Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.
Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head:
One of Montana’s largest nonprofit organizations devoted to helping youth with mental illness has embarked on a five-year, $3.5 million campaign to expand services.
Nearly 400 Yellowstone County children were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect during the year ending June 30. The number of Yellowstone County children in foster care this spring — 243 children, including 168 under age 6 — was 59 percent more than a year earlier.
HELENA — The insurer for Lewis and Clark County will pay $200,000 to a foster child to settle part of a lawsuit that claimed a sheriff’s deputy failed to report abuse of two boys by their adoptive parents in Lincoln in 2006.
With increasing numbers of children needing temporary homes, Montana’s Child and Family Services Division is looking for new foster parents.
Before lawmakers adjourn the 2013 session, Montanans should be aware of unintended consequences from decisions made in 90 busy workdays.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services has seen recent significant growth in the number of reports of child maltreatment received by the Centralized Intake Child Abuse Hotline. The number of children placed in foster care has also increased to over 2,000. Every day, DPHHS staff w…
Child abuse and neglect takes a terrible toll on America’s youngest citizens. At least 1,545 U.S. children died in the year ended Sept. 30, 2011, from child abuse or neglect, according to the Child Maltreatment Report of 2011. Eighty-two percent were under age 4.
In the first 13 years of her life, Piper Curran lived in 12 different group home placements in Montana.
CHEYENNE — Alice Carter took in two of her grandchildren two decades ago because their mother, her daughter, had mental health issues and couldn’t properly care for them.
As of last month, 1,843 Montana children were in foster care.
Here’s a daunting fact: Youths who age out of foster care are much more likely to drop out of school, wind up homeless, in jail or with an unintended pregnancy.
The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Billings area.
After seven years of sobriety, Robin Iverson is studying to become the kind of counselor who assisted in turning her life around. Now a student at Montana Statue University Billings, Iverson plans to intern with the Yellowstone County Family Drug Treatment Court. The internship would be part…
The number of child abuse and neglect cases reported in Montana has been rising. In Yellowstone County alone, more than 250 children are in out-of-home placements because of parental abuse or neglect.
Erma Klatt was a 16-year-old girl, all of 5 feet, 1 inch and weighing 110 pounds, when she went to work in the Albina shipyard in Portland, Ore.
Late Saturday morning, the chatters, giggles, squeals and cries of children’s voices fluttered throughout the nave of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, occasionally drowning out the words of a half-dozen speakers at the pulpit.
The Wednesday death of a 3-year-old boy who was left in a parked car in Hardin is under investigation.
This spring, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division, has initiated statewide efforts to celebrate children. These efforts are in collaboration with the many community partners throughout Montana. Community collaborations raise awareness about c…